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IUCN holds a three day International Training Course on addressing climate through better air quality management

Quetta October 29: A three day international training course on “Addressing Climate Change Through Better Air Quality Management” was held on October 26, 27, 28, 2009 at Quetta Serena Hotel. The training was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme. It was inaugurated by Munir Ahmed Badini, Secretary Environment Government of Balochistan. …  

29 Oct 2009 | International news release

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Climate change negotiation preparations warm up

 Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 October, 2009  

Environmental experts from around the country gathered in Dhaka at the BIAM Foundation for a significant meeting on climate change.
 
In the lead up to the December global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, members of national environmental organizations have attended briefings around the world, including the Climate Change Talks in Bangkok and the Global Editors Forum in Copenhagen earlier this month.
 
 

27 Oct 2009 | Event

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.
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27 Oct 2009 | News story

Approaches to sustainable wetland resource management

Approaches to sustainable wetland resource management

 Hoque, Md Rakibul ; Khan, M. Saiful Islam ; Ahmed, Rashiduzzaman IUCN Bangladesh ; Sustainable Environment Management Programme (SEMP) ; UNDP ; Bangladesh, Ministry of Environment and Forest …  

25 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Participants at the first Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District.

First Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District held

QUETTA, October 22: The first meeting for Quetta District Government on IDDV (Integrated District Development Vision) consultation process was organized by IUCN-Balochistan programme office. It was attended by Government officials, media representatives, members of civil society, Zabardast Khan Bangash, Manager IUCN Balochistan, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, and  Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan. …  

22 Oct 2009 | International news release

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  

 
 

22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Sultan Ahmed Chawla, President FPCCI &  Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan signing the MoU between FPCCI and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  at the Federation House, Karachi .

IUCN Pakistan and FPCCI sign an MoU

Unique partnership between representative bodies of the Industrial and environmental sector

KARACHI. October 21: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, (IUCN) Pakistan, and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) signed Memorandum of Understanding today at the Federation House. …  

21 Oct 2009 | International news release

The Ramsar Convention in Lao PDR

The Ramsar Convention in Lao PDR

“Ramsar promotes integrated approaches to managing wetland systems so that human uses of these areas are undertaken to retain their natural values and ‘capital’ for future generations” 

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Strategic Framework 2007 - 2011

Strategic Framework 2007 - 2011

Strategic Framework 2007–2011 (Conservation for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lao PDR – Refreshed Thinking)   …  

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Finding Protected Area Funding Solutions

Finding Protected Area Funding Solutions

IUCN discusses protected areas funding with the Lao PDR government and non-governmental organisations.  

21 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication